- Features -
The Little Town That Loves a Parade
Nothing about the scenic community of Round Pond suggests that it might be home to the most outrageous Fourth of July celebration in Maine. By Elizabeth Peavey.
Fine Feathered Scapegoat
Fishermen have long blamed the common shag for woes of all sorts, but now they want permission to shoot it. Ken Textor looks at the brewing controversy.
Homespun cosmetics tycoon Roxanne Quimby may become Maine's greatest benefactor since Percival Baxter - despite threats and ugliness that have forced her to move out of state. By Gerry Boyle.
Great Maine Pizza
Sometimes nothing else will do - you must have a hot, cheesy slice of pizza. Here are ten places guaranteed to satisfy your craving. By Andy King.
Behind the Scenes at Acadia
Most of the visitors who pour into Maine's only national park each summer have no idea that the pristine "natural" splendor is kept up by a veritable army of workers. By Abby Zimet.
Calming the Motion of the Ocean
A veteran schooner skipper explains why you shouldn't let your fear of seasickness keep you from taking a boat ride in Maine this summer. By Captain Joshua F. Moore.
Sweet Pea Revival
A Surry woman and her family are working overtime to meet the burgeoning demand for these fragrant and colorful old-fashioned flowers. By Rebecca Martin Evarts.
Alex Katz's Maine
Although he's renowned for his work in Manhattan, his iconic paintings of summer up here showcase this artist's genius.
The colors that distinguish the pottery of Cathy Hammond were inspired, she says, by the natural world she's observed all across the Pine Tree State. By Edgar Allen Beem.
Studies in Black and White
Between the villages of Rockport and Camden lies a remarkable farmstead that has been charming photographers for decades. By Richard Grant.
- Departments -
North by East
In a Fog
Opinions and musings on the fogs of July, the fireworks of New Hampshire, and all the college-bound kids graduating from Upper Kennebec Valley High School.
The Talk of Maine
All across the state, Mainers are panicked at the thought of having addiction treatment clinics open up in their towns. By Jeff Clark.
The Maine Viewpoint
Bilking Government Workers
The state employees union just received a $700,000 annual windfall from the governor, according to an editorial in the Ellsworth American. Plus other opinions on the Peaks Island reassessment, a new state police review, and the Plum Creek development proposal.
Trolleys and Treats
Here's a bargain for vacationing families in Wells. Plus tips on a new international park commemorating the French founding of l'Acadie, keyboard time for a small fee on the Kotzschmar organ, the Maine Department of Public Lands' printable list of the state's many boat launches, and L.L. Bean's free summer concerts. By Andrew Vietze.
Dining Down East
Blue Spoon, Portland
A neighborhood restaurant on Munjoy Hill might be the city's most buzzed-about. By Andy King.
Down East Bookshelf
Murder in New Sweden
A new book about the infamous church poisonings bungles the story. By Agnes Bushell.
Calendar of Events
Garden tours, concerts, and antique shows make for lively summer.
What's in a Picture?
Catch of the Day
A vintage photograph from Vinalhaven Island that commemorates a record fish catch captures all the wharfside excitement. By Joshua F. Moore.
At Sea in South Freeport
I might have been homeless in Casco Bay, but I wasn't friendless. By Ken Textor.